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Tobacco Policy and Control Program
A smoke-free Philadelphia – that's our vision!

We work with community-based organizations, health care providers, civic leaders, private employers, and schools and universities to address tobacco use. Our key strategies include policy development, education and evaluation.

Services

Clean Indoor and Outdoor Air »
Enforcing existing indoor smoke-free laws and extending smoke-free policies to outdoor spaces.

Preventing Tobacco Use among Youth »
Decreasing youth access to and use of tobacco products through policy, education and enforcement.

Helping Smokers Quit »
Engaging insurance companies, employers, physicians and the media to make it easier for smokers to quit.

Tobacco Pricing and Norms »
Engaging youth, the community and academic partners to assess and change tobacco pricing and norms.

Our 5-Year Chronic Disease Goals
  • Reduce adult smoking prevalence from 25% to 21%
  • Reduce youth smoking prevalence from 10% to 8%
  • Decrease smoking-attributable mortality by 10%

Our Leadership Team
  • Mayor Michael Nutter
  • Marian Tasco, Councilwoman, City of Philadelphia
  • William R. Hite Jr., School District of Philadelphia
  • Dr. Larry Kaiser, Temple University
  • David Cohen, Comcast
  • Daniel Hilferty, Independence Blue Cross
  • Ronnie Bloom, William Penn Foundation
  • Jeffrey Cooper, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ken Trujillo, Trujillo Rodriguez and Richards, LLC
  • Dr. Marla Gold, Drexel University
  • Leslie Best, Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • Dr. Donald Schwarz, Health Commissioner, Deputy Mayor, Health and Opportunity
Our Partners

Get Connected!

The SmokeFree Philly Community Coalition brings together tobacco control practitioners, experts, and advocates to help build a healthy and smoke-free city. For more information on the SmokeFree Philly Coalition, contact Amna Rizvi at 215-685-5357.


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